I read the article on wood pellet availability with some interest. We use a pellet stove to supplement our furnace, firing the stove up mainly on weekends. Mr. Bell may say what he will about the supply being adequate, but I have been on a waiting list since early July for one ton – yes, just one ton – of pellets. I was told at the beginning of September that they would be in by the end of the month and again the first of November. Had we been attempting to use pellets as our main heat source, we’d have frozen by now.
If the pellet industry hopes to gain even a small share of the heating fuel market, it will have to better organize itself and its dealers.